Sutton Mariners Sailing Club

Legionnaires Disease warning.

Risks from Legionella

Owners of vessels that carry freshwater tanks should take care to clean their tanks and replace the water with fresh on a regular basis, particularly after long periods of low or infrequent use. Water stored in tanks for long periods, especially during periods of warm weather can become stagnant and prone to harbour the Legionella pneumophila bacterium, ingestion of which can lead to Legionnaires’ Disease